You Sit and Read

You sit and read

How alone you are, even you don’t know.
But sometimes you guess and then with a leisurely movement,
And a hint of animal sadness your simple features
Dip into the light.

written by Hungarian Poet Agnes Nemes Nagy, translated by George Szirtes

Response:

You sit and read

Not alone, for the sensation of hope, for life
Suckles hungrily on your bosom
While all around you
Is a colonnade of teeth,
How long do you intend to stay?
Until the light fades?

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